Nine’s Christmas with the Australian Women’s Weekly drops on last year but still tops night

Christmas with the Australian Women's WeeklyIn a quiet night in TV Nine’s Christmas with the Australian Women’s Weekly at 6.30pm was the most watched non-news program, pulling a metro audience of 797,000 but it was not enough for Nine to secure a ratings win for the evening, with Seven beating Nine’s share of 17.7 per cent with an audience share of 20.5 per cent.

The Australian Women’s Weekly audience was down on last year’s audience of 1.2m viewers when it aired in the 7pm timeslot, however it did out-rate Ten’s Scorpion which attracted 555,000 viewers and the ABC’s Compass which was watched by 218,000 viewers, in the first night outside the official ratings period.

The ABC beat Ten in terms of audience share, grabbing a share of 13.4 per cent while Ten settled for a share of 11.9 per cent. Seven News won the night with an audience of 1.082m, while Nine News had an audience of 1.066m, according to the OzTam overnight metro ratings.

Seven’s Sunday Night, airing from 7pm, grabbed an audience of 875,000, while Nine’s 60 Minutes in the 7.30pm timeslot was watched by 848,000 viewers.

60 Minutes out-rated Ten’s repeat offering of Modern Family which had an audience of 572,000, growing to 592,000 at 8pm. Modern Family at 8pm, which was the most popular show amongst the 16-39 and 18-49 demographics, was beaten by Seven’s Coastwatch Oz which was watched by 647,000 viewers.

Nine’s superhero show Gotham at 8.30pm also enjoyed a lift after its last Sunday outing across the country on November 3 when it had 529,000 viewers, lifting to 642,000 after the cricket-induced hiatus, beating Seven’s Bones in the timeslot which had 622,000 viewers.

In the 8.30pm timeslot, the final of Cilla, a biopic about the life of English entertainer Cilla Black airing from 8.40pm, pulled an audience of 696,000 but was down on last week’s audience of 728,000. It out-rated Seven’s Bones which was watched by 622,000 and Nine’s Gotham which grabbed an audience of 642,000.

A new episode of Castle on Seven won the 9.390pm timeslot with an audience of 582,000, beating the ABC’s repeat of ABBA: Bang a Boomerang which was watched by 519,000, Ten’s The Graham Norton Show which pulled an audience of 294,000 and Nine’s movie Entrapment which was watched by 190,000 viewers.

Top 15 Shows

1 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,082,000
2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,066,000
3 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 875,000
4 60 MINUTES Network 9 848,000
6 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC 775,000
7 CILLA-EV Network ABC 696,000
8 COASTWATCH OZ Network 7 647,000
9 GOTHAM Network 9 642,000
10 ABC NEWS UPDATE-EV Network ABC 631,000
11 BONES Network 7 622,000
12 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 RPT Network TEN 592,000
13 CASTLE Network 7 582,000
14 MODERN FAMILY RPT Network TEN 572,000
15 OUTBACK CHOIR-EV Network ABC 570,000

Audience Share

Network 7 20.5%
Network 9 17.7%
Network ABC 13.4%
Network TEN 11.9%
Network SBS ONE 6.0%
Network GO! 4.5%
Network 7TWO 4.2%
Network Gem 4.1%
Network ONE 3.7%
Network ELEVEN 3.7%
Network 7mate 3.5%
Network ABC2 3.0%
Network ABC News 24 1.4%
Network ABC3 1.1%
Network SBS 2 1.0%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share

Network 7 TTL 28.2%
Network 9 TTL 26.3% 3
Network ABC TTL 19.0%
Network TEN TTL 19.3% 17.9%
Network SBS TTL 7.2%

Data OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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